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    More smudged, instrumental hip-hop vibes from Mndsgn!
    Stretch and Bobbito’s debut album 'No Requests' explores the legendary club DJs’ vast musical knowledge with covers of songs directly from their record crates! Featuring the M19s Band, a live band of elite hand-picked musicians, the gatekeepers of ‘90s Hip Hop step outside their foundational genre base to produce Latin, Afro-beat, Samba, Jazz,...
    Reissue of D.I.T.C.s cult 2000 album!
    Hip hop production hero Madlib and rapper Oh No collaborate as The Professionals on their self-titled album. Marking their first full length album as The Professionals, the album mixes Madlib’s production with Oh No’s rapping, alongside cameos from Chino XL, Elzhi, and Adub.
    • Instrumental LP£23.99
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      2xCD issue with a bonus disc containing the Madlib instrumentals
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    First time on vinyl! UGK's classic 2001 album, 'Dirty Money'.
    • New 2×LP (Coloured Vinyl)£30.99
      Limited green vinyl edition
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    Jazzy, orchestral interpretations of the Dilla produced Slum Village classic, 'Fantastic Vol. 2'!
    Jazzy, orchestral interpretations of the Dilla produced Slum Village classic, 'Fantastic Vol. 2'!
    Jazzy, orchestral interpretations of the Dilla produced Slum Village classic, 'Fantastic Vol. 2'!
    Instrumental version of Showbiz & A.G.'s 1992 album debut, 'Runaway Slave'.
    Reissue of the seventh studio album by US hip hop legends, De La Soul. Includes previously unreleased bonus instrumental versions.
    • 2×LP£22.99
      Inc. previously unreleased bonus instrumental versions
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    Second RCA release from Kaytranada, his critically acclaimed follow up to that stunning debut '99.9%'. A 17 track album which features collaborations with Pharrell Williams, Tinashe, Goldlink, Estelle, Kali Ushis and more.
    A woozy, raw and magical mini-album / EP from one hip-hop’s most fascinating rappers, Earl Sweatshirt!
    Jazz runs deep through the music of A Tribe Called Quest; two KILLER tracks by DJ and producer Soul Supreme is in its own way a reflection of that. Both tunes are homages to iconic ATCQ hip-hop tracks 'Check The Rhime' and 'Lyrics To Go' from a jazz perspective.
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    Limited 7" reissue of this stone-cold, Donald Byrd sampling, hip-hop classic from 1991, 'Looking At The Front Door' by Main Source.
    • 7"£15.99
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    Essential cut from one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time, the peerless 1994 album 'Illmatic' by Nas. The Ahmad Jamal-sampling, boom-bap classic 'The World Is Yours' (produced by Pete Rock) on a 45 for the first time via Mr Bongo!
    Pluto First edition paperback original book - rare and essential!
    • Original Book (400g)£50.00
      Secondhand paperback in good condition, some ageing, protective plastic covering removed from cover, crisp book no creasing
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    The biography of graffitti artist Keith Haring - great!
    • Original Book (1kg)£50.00
      USA out of print original hardback in good condition w/dustjacket, has sticker on back of dustjacket
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    Christianity is the unwavering focus of Kanye’s gospel album, a richly produced album with beats from the likes of Benny Blanco, BoogzDaBeast, Francis Starlite, Pi'erre Bourne, Timbaland and West himself.
    • New LP (Coloured Vinyl)£19.99
      Limited blue vinyl edition
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    Embodiment of the sweet spot where hip hop meets jazz, soul, and psychedelia. Recorded during the time Roots drummer ?uestlove was the powerhouse of the Soulquarians music collective, whose other projects included Erykah Badu's "Mama's Gun", D'Angelo's "Voodoo" and Common's "Like Water For Chocolate". This album is considered The...
    Shabazz Palaces’ 'Black Up', the group’s Sub Pop debut, was recently hailed as one of the best albums of the decade by outlets like Pitchfork, Gorilla Vs Bear, and Variety. Pitchfork summed it up thusly: “Black Up is drowned in murky instrumentals and bombastic, introspective rhymes. The sounds flirt with jazz but also root themselves in a firm...
    • New LP (Coloured Vinyl)£21.99
      Limited 'sky' blue coloured vinyl w/ download code.
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    'Beat Tape 1' marks the first official release of Tom Misch's instrumental beat tape, which combine elements of jazz, soul and grooves all heavily inspired by the musicians love of J Dilla.
    • 2×LP£17.99
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    With the original UK 7" of this release now as rare as hen's teeth, and with the group having recently 'reformed' for one last album together, late 2019, the Mr Bongo replica re-release of this 1990 masterpiece by Gang Starr couldn't be more timely!
    Classic late 80s hip-hop.
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    • CD£7.99
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    Fun-filled debut album from '92 with production assistance from Tribe Called Quest. Features their take on Tenor Saw's "Ring The Alarm"!
    Reissue of 'Mission Infinite' by little known Californian project from "108", a short lived Bay Area group which consisted of rappers Encore and Grand The Visitor along with composer-producer Sedric Edwards. Originally released in 1996 in a very limited quantity of one hundred CD's, this jazzy, conscious, hip-hop album never really got the attention...
    Madlib invades Blue Note! Hip hop producer extroardinaire and world class jazz fiend Madlib gets let loose in the Blue Note vaults with his sampler!
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    The latest album in the series of 'Beats and Knowledge' from 4hero's Marc Mac. Marc's style of soulful hip-hop beats are woven through the dialogue (paying homage to the thousands of Black soldiers who fought in the Second World War) setting the scene for this mixtape style long player.
    • LP£14.99
      Limited vinyl only copies
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    Seminal Hip-Hop from '83 on Sugar Hill with "The Body Rock", "At The Party", "Yes We Can- Can"
    • New LP (Coloured Vinyl)£22.99
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    Golden era-style, boom-bap production from Moar featuring cult MCs, Sadat X and El Da Sensei
    Anticipated follow-up to his lauded 'Veteran' album of 2018. 'All My Heroes Are Cornballs' sees the Baltimore rapper/producer back in full on abstract mode.
    • 2×LP£24.99
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    Female rap 86 original 12"
    • Original 12"£6.99
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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    Wagram music present a double album chock-filled with soul and funk bangers, these are all tunes that have been appropriated and live on in the sample-heavy world of hip-hop! Killer release
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    **Beats: Madlib / Raps: none** Instrumental version of the Freddie Gibbs & Madlib album 'Bandana'!
    Elijah Wald's book looks at the tradition of African American street rhyming and verbal combat that ruled urban neighborhoods long before rap: the viciously funny, outrageously inventive insult game called "the dozens." At its simplest, the dozens is a comic concatenation of "yo' mama" jokes. At its most complex, it is a form of social interaction...
    • Book (500g)£10.00
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    First ever vinyl reissue of this classic, West Coast hip hop LP from the once Ice Cube fronted crew, Da Lench Mob. Originally released in 1992.
    • New LP (Coloured Vinyl)£22.99
      Limited orange and green 'splattered' vinyl
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    Features 'Half Manne Half Cocaine' and 'Palmolive' (feat. Pusha T & Killer Mike) from Bandana, the critically acclaimed best-selling album from Freddie Gibbs and Madlib. In addition to full instrumentals for both selections the set includes the Madlib bonus beats “Zebras In The Myst” and Night Vision exclusive to this release.
    Previously released in 2012 as a very limited mixtape, 'Oblique Kitchen' sautees a medley of mid-tempo rhythms in a frying pan of aromatic loops and stewed soft-synths.
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    Black Moon returns with Rise of Da Moon, their 15-track album featuring Method Man, Smif N Wessun, and Rock of Heltah Skeltah. Produced by Da Beatminerz.
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    Vintage Drum Machine Rhythms contains loops recorded from one of the original drum machines - the Wurlitzer Sideman In 1959, Wurlitzer released the Sideman, which generates sounds mechanically by a rotating disc, similarly to a music box. A slider controlled the tempo (between 34 and 150 beats per minute). Sounds could also be triggered individually...
    Killer, instrumental hip hop LP out of Japan. 'Way Back When' explores a galaxy of hip hop styles throughout its whopping 36 cuts! The vibe is gritty and street-smart, samples from jazz, funk, world music and other pathways poured into one strong release. Ace!
    • 2×LP£29.99
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    Another batch of killer breaks from the crates. Tough drums ready for sampling and the working DJs!
    Original Hip hop 12" from 85
    • Original 12"£7.99
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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    How do you define the music of Mantronix? Is it Hip Hop? Electro? Funk? House? Maybe the answer is all of the above (or is it none of the above?). It is true that Mantronix will be remembered for thelr multi-faceted sound as well as their ability to bend and bland genres flawlessly into a cohesive musical tapestry, but they will also most importantly...
    • 2×LP£23.99
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    The roots of rap music are traced from video arcades to bebop, and crucial influences such as prison and army songs, West African chants and tap dancing are described. s/hand out-of-print gently used paperback book
    • Original Book (500g)£30.00
      s/hand out-of-print paperback book in good condition
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    • Original Book (250g)£10.00
      secondhand paperback book in good condition
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    Electro on Tommy Boy
    • Original 12"£5.00
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    The instrumental of this starts like a mad ESG cut. Heavy Detroit electro/hip-hop boogie funk party tune! Check that B-line!Mint unplayed original independent label USA 45.
    • Original 7"£10.00
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    • Original 12"£8.00
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    • Original 12"£10.00
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    Mac Miller broke into the rap mainstream with his 2011 mixtape, Best Day Ever, which spawned his first charting single: the big-dollar dreaming “Donald Trump.” Now Rostrum Records reissue this cult classic on vinyl.
    • 2xLP + Download Code£21.99
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